ISLAMABAD, August 4 — Pakistan faced yet another judicial crisis Tuesday when all five of the judges of Baluchistan, including Chief Justice Amanullah Yasinzai, tendered their resignations and the Baluchistan High Court’s functions were suspended for an indefinite period.

Registrar of Baluchistan High Court Attiqur Rehman told Arab News telephonically from Quetta, “it’s correct that five judges, including Chief Justice Amanullah Yasinzai, Justice Nadir Khan, Justice Ahmad Khan Lashari, Justice Akhtarzaman Malghani, and Justice Meta Kailashnaath Kohli have resigned and sent their resignations to President Asif Ali Zardari.”

These judges were directed by the Chief Justice Iftkhar Chaudhry to appear before the Supreme Judicial Council because they had taken oath under former president Musharraf’s Provisional Constitutional Order.

The Legal Consultant to President, a former judge of the International Court of Justice, Justice Ali Nawaz Chohan’s office, however, gave no comment on the issue.